a monetary subunit of the ouguiya see ouguiya at Money Table

Word History


modification of Arabic khums, literally, one fifth

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of khoum was in 1973

Dictionary Entries Near khoum

Cite this Entry

“Khoum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/khoum. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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